SC Governor Taking Personal Trip With Wife

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has cleared his schedule this week to take a personal trip with his wife, three weeks after announcing his affair with an Argentine woman.

Spokesman Joel Sawyer said Wednesday the governor would take off the rest of this week for a trip out of state with first lady Jenny Sanford. Sawyer said state meetings Sanford had scheduled this week have been postponed until next week.

The governor and first lady have said they are trying to reconcile. They have been married 20 years.

Sanford left the state June 18, returning six days later. He admitted to an extramarital affair with a woman he called his "soul mate" and said he misled his staff into thinking he was hiking on the Appalachian Trail.


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  • by Kelly Location: LaGrange on Jul 26, 2009 at 08:33 AM
    How romantic...With his "sole-mate" all the way in Argentina. His wife should not have to play second best. She is worth more than that. (along with other women or men in the same situation)
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Jul 15, 2009 at 01:47 PM
    Well he should probably never take a personal trip again by himself, considering the chance of cheating on his wife again. Maybe he needs to have his wife with him more often.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 15, 2009 at 09:07 AM
    Doesnt GOD say- Forgive! Hopefully with pray and counseling these two can heal their family-- isn't that important.
  • by anon Location: wallace on Jul 15, 2009 at 08:54 AM
    they might be going to a state park with a cliff!! be careful mark. or wife too!!
  • by haha on Jul 15, 2009 at 08:49 AM
    Wonder if he is taking her to Argentina to try his luck?
  • by Anonymous on Jul 15, 2009 at 08:30 AM
    I don't care HOW MANY TRIPS he takes her on,what he buys her or anything else he does.The fact is HE CHEATED ON HIS WIFE.He should have been doing this INSTEAD of having an affair with the other woman in Argentina.And he called this woman his SOUL MATE.PLEASE....He would be out the door as fast as I could THROW him out.If his wife DOES take him back....then she's not as smart as I thought she was.
  • by ace Location: plymouth on Jul 15, 2009 at 07:38 AM
    Wonder where the tax payers of SC are sending them this time. He is not trying to save face he is trying to cut his losses at divorce trial and she, well she is stupid.
  • by Anonymous Location: greenville on Jul 15, 2009 at 07:25 AM
    I thought wife was a smart woman....
  • by Cheater on Jul 15, 2009 at 07:24 AM
    He has shown little remorse. He is doing this to try and save face for a future career in politics as he is probably good a nothing else
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